Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We recently went to a pumpkin patch. While there wasn't much a of a good pumpkin selection, Ethan enjoyed the boat ride out and the train ride in. He liked it so much that he would lay on the bottom of the boat and get as close to the water as he could. I ended up taking him back later in the week thinking he would enjoy it just as much as the firs time.... wrong.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I've always wondered how parents could recognize talents or personality traits in their kids. It seems so young to determine a child as a dancer or a musician. Since Ethan has come into our lives I understand what other parents are talking about. Ethan has two strong interests right now. The first one is throwing balls. He loves it, and is really good at it. Saturday night Ethan even watched a baseball game with great grandma Janie for 30 minutes or more without becoming bored at all. Today Ethan and I walked to the park. He spent more time watching the tennis players play, than going down the slide or swinging.

As you will see in this video, Ethan's second talent or interest is music. In church his favorite thing is to open the hymn book and beat his hands. During one of the choir numbers of general conference this weekend, Ethan took a children's book and opened it like choir music and conducted the choir! This video shows his love at the piano. He plays it so gently and seems to be so interested.

Monday, October 6, 2008


We recently (ok like 2 weeks ago) returned from a trip to Chicago. We stayed with some dear friends and had a bunch of fun. I think my favorite part was how well Ethan got along with Ben and Beth's daughter Genevieve.

Millennium Park is in downtown Chicago. The face changes in the background and at one point the mouth opens and water comes out.

Ethan and Genevieve enjoying playing in the water.

This is also Millennium Park, at the bean looking thing. It was really cool.

I just liked this one

This is the toad that Ethan touched and that Genevieve nearly kissed.

A day with Rosanna

John's mosquito bite

This is a park outside of Chicago, that was mostly under water due to Hurricane Ike. We were mostly bummed out about it because all the barbeque's were completely under water. We were hungry and had no way to cook our food and so Ben had to go to the nearest town to buy one. Nonetheless Ethan and Genevieve had a good time playing football.

how precious is this!!!

All in all it was a good trip, even if the hurricane ruined one day at the park, and John had an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite and had to see a doctor. It was tons of fun!